Below is the order of worship for Sunday, May 2, 2021. Please follow along in person or live on Facebook and use this to participate in prayers, and prepare for reading scripture and hearing the sermon.
Welcome & Announcements
Prelude (The light of Christ enters the world)
Call to Worship – Inspired by John 21
Leader: We’re here this morning because of Jesus, who asks us face-to-face:
“Do you truly love me?”
People: We gather here to whisper timidly. “Yes, Lord, you know that we love you.”
Leader: We are here as a congregation only because many faithful disciples have listened to Jesus’ words: “Do not be afraid. Do not be afraid!
ALL: Go and tell, ‘Jesus has been raised!”
Blessed Be Your Name
Congregational Greeting Time “Wave to your neighbor.”
(Social distancing must be maintained with masks)
I Saw the Light
Prayer & Offering
Our Father Who Art In Heaven,
Hallowed Be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom Come.
Thy Will Be Done
On Earth As It Is In Heaven.
Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread,
And Forgive Us Our Trespasses,
As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us,
And Lead Us Not Into Temptation,
But Deliver Us From Evil.
For Thine Is The Kingdom,
And The Power, And The Glory,
For Ever And Ever
Scripture: Acts 3:12 – 21 New Living Translation
12 Peter saw his opportunity and addressed the crowd. “People of Israel,” he said, “what is so surprising about this? And why stare at us as though we had made this man walk by our own power or godliness? 13 For it is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—the God of all our ancestors—who has brought glory to his servant Jesus by doing this. This is the same Jesus whom you handed over and rejected before Pilate, despite Pilate’s decision to release him. 14 You rejected this holy, righteous one and instead demanded the release of a murderer. 15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. And we are witnesses of this fact!
16 “Through faith in the name of Jesus, this man was healed—and you know how crippled he was before. Faith in Jesus’ name has healed him before your very eyes.
17 “Friends, I realize that what you and your leaders did to Jesus was done in ignorance. 18 But God was fulfilling what all the prophets had foretold about the Messiah—that he must suffer these things. 19 Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away. 20 Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord, and he will again send you Jesus, your appointed Messiah. 21 For he must remain in heaven until the time for the final restoration of all things, as God promised long ago through his holy prophets.